Dhoni visits border areas in Kashmir

Jun 03, 2012, 05:08 IST | IANS

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday met soldiers on the Line of Control (LoC) on Jammu and Kashmir's border with Pakistan, an official said.

“He interacted with soldiers and saw how the Indian Army works in forward areas,” Defence Ministry spokesman Col RK Palta said.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni with an Army officer at the Indo-Pak LOC on Saturday. Pic/AFP.

Dhoni, who is also an honorary Lt Col in Territorial Army, went to areas close to the border after arriving in Jammu. The army was proud to have such “an international icon as its brand ambassador,” Palta said.

Dhoni will visit forward areas like Bhimbher Gali, Hamirpur, Kalsian, Nowshera and some other positions in Poonch and Rajouri districts donning army uniform.

Dhoni will spend Saturday night in Rajouri. He will also visit the Siachen Glacier in the second part of the tour of the state, an official said. It will be the first visit by Indian Army ambassador to Siachen.

Dhoni is scheduled to visit Udhampur, headquarter of the Northern Command, Sunday before watching the final of the first phase of the Kashmir Premier League (KPL) at Baramulla in the Kashmir Valley.

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